autosite au·to·site (ô'tō-sīt')
The usually larger component of abnormal, unequally conjoined twins that is able to live independently and nourish the other parasitic component.
Finally, there is the Endocyma, which is a parasite enclosed within the body of an autosite.
When an omphalosite exists, the other foetus is called, in this case also, the autosite.
The autosite can feel when the parasite is touched, and in some cases the autosite can localise the touch.
The Polypnathus is a parasite attached to the jaw of the autosite.
The Heteralitis is a second species, in which the parasite is inserted at a distance from the navel of the autosite.
Parasites are nourished through the blood supply of the autosite, and the parasites usually are incapable of motion.
They contracted under strong light, and when the autosite was suddenly awakened both sets of eyes moved.